Maybe you’re an aspiring photographer looking for inspiration. Perhaps an up-and-coming entrepreneur trying to find stock photography to add to your website. Whatever your profession, it’s never a bad idea to have some stock photography websites at your disposal.
That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the best stock photography websites online to ensure that you have access to millions of free stock images instantly.
These stock image sites go great with these free clip art download sites, which you may find useful when you need something other than photographs.
How “Free” Is a Free Photograph?
Some websites allow you to download pictures for private use (e.g. background wallpapers) yet disallow images to be used commercially. This includes instances as business cards, websites, or posters. The websites below are protected under Creative Commons CC0.
“The person who associated a work with this deed has dedicated the work to the public domain by waiving all of his or her rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.” — CreativeCommons.org
The following websites either support, or are fully composed of, CC0 images available in the public domain. The owners of these images have allowed users to modify, edit, and use their images without copyright backlash.